Way to collect more tax
I read an article that the council intends to respond to the parking problems of Great Thornton Street residents by introducing a permit system with the intention of stopping people who visit Hull Royal Infirmary parking in the locality.
The problem arises when vehicles park on both sides of narrow streets, making it impossible for large vehicles to get by, a particular worry if the fire service was needed.
For my mind, the most practical solution would be to implement double yellow lines on one side of the road.
What the local people don't seem to realise is that this response from the local authority is a back-door way of collecting more taxes.
This Friday Mexican night at The Black Bull, Burton Pidsea, Two...View details
Indulge with our delicious range of specially selected Mexican dishes available from 5pm to 8:30pm this Friday 21st June. Traditional evening menu also available.
Terms: Terms: Friday the 21st June only, from 5pm to 8:30pm. Offer includes two main Mexican courses. Minimum 2 people dining.
Contact: 01964 770402
Valid until: Saturday, June 22 2013
The permit system now in force in my area has so far this year managed to collect £120 from my family alone when visiting their mother.
During times of celebration or sadness this can be a burden and, bear this in mind, the first issue of the permit will be free but then in subsequent years the council will argue that it has to charge to cover admin costs, and, of course, it will increase year on year until you get to the situation recently reported in Great Grimsby, where the council was going to charge the local people the equivalent of a year's road tax.
Does this council honestly think it is the only one affected by recession? It should learn to live on its income from the rates it receives.
Londesborough Street, Hull.